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November 26, 2016
Holiday lights recycling program offers local drop off locations
Area residents can drop off holiday lights and electrical, phone and appliance cords for recycling at a variety of locations in Farmington and...
November 26, 2016 - 5:30am
November 11, 2016
Lebanon Hills closed periodically for controlled deer hunts
Several Dakota County parks will be closed periodically during November and December due to controlled deer hunts. Hunts are scheduled at Lebanon Hills Regional Park, Spring Lake Park Reserve, and Miesville Ravine Park Reserve. To ensure the safety of residents, the parks will be...
November 11, 2016 - 12:30pm
October 23, 2016
Dakota County Historical society seeking stories from World War I era
The Dakota County Historical Society is seeking information from county residents for an upcoming exhibit on life during World War I opening in 2017. The project is being supported through a grant funded by an appropriation to the Minnesota Historical Society from the Minnesota Arts...
October 23, 2016 - 5:44am
Early and absentee voting for General Election begins in Minnesota on Sept. 23
Early voting for Minnesota's Nov. 8 general election begins on Friday, Sept. 23 across the state, and Minnesota voters can take advantage of several ways to vote early. Minnesota voters can vote before Election Day without providing a reason. Residents can either cast their votes...
September 23, 2016 - 10:52am
September 15, 2016
Teaching series hopes to bring mental health struggles into the light
FARMINGTON In the middle of her struggle with depression, Farmington pastor Kristie Kerr had an epiphany while sitting at the bottom of a pit...
September 15, 2016 - 5:49am
September 9, 2016
Applications being accepted for Master Water Stewards program
Residents can learn how to protect clean water in lakes and streams in their communities by becoming a Master Water Steward. Applications are being accepted for the Freshwater Society's Master Water Stewards program, which trains residents to protect local waterways from pollution...
September 9, 2016 - 11:39am
July 19, 2016
Dakota County crash between semi, SUV results in death of Cannon Falls man, infant daughter
RANDOLPH, Minn. — A Cannon Falls man and his infant daughter were killed and his wife and son were seriously injured after a sport-utility vehicle they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck Monday morning in rural southern Dakota County, authorities said. Jason Calderara, 31,...
July 19, 2016 - 8:56am
June 2, 2016
Diane Lind is no longer on the line at DCC
As a visitor left her office at the Dakota Communications Center last week, Diane Lind offered a warning about the traffic on 160th Street. Drivers...
June 2, 2016 - 5:59am
May 26, 2016
County ranks high with its residents
Dakota County residents continue to like living here and rate the quality of life very good. That is the indication from the 2016 Multi-County Residential Opinion Survey conducted earlier this year. The survey was done in collaboration with Olmsted, Scott, St. Louis and Washington...
May 26, 2016 - 5:59am
May 13, 2016
County grant will help keep students healthy
Students at Boeckman Middle School and Gateway Academy will have a better idea what their heart does while they exercise thanks to a $19,000 grant from the Dakota County Public Health Department. Among other projects, the grant, which comes from state health-improvement plan money,...
May 13, 2016 - 5:59am
March 29, 2016
County will go cruising for photos
A countywide property imaging project kicked off this week in Dakota County. The Dakota County Assessor’s Office has contracted with CycloMedia Technology to take street level images of properties in Dakota County from March 21–May 15. The county uses these images to update land...
March 29, 2016 - 6:14am
March 14, 2016
Water study says nitrates are a concern in county
A report submitted in January to the state legislature by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has put a spotlight on water quality concerns. The report, which is the result of a 2013 legislative directive to the MPCA, focused on groundwater contaminants and recommendations for...
March 14, 2016 - 9:24am
March 13, 2016
City supports call for Met Council change
The resolution council members supported calls for more local representation on the Met Council Deanna Weniger Contributing writer The growing discontent over what some say is the unchecked authority of the Metropolitan Council reached Farmington Monday as the city council unanimously...
March 13, 2016 - 8:39pm
February 19, 2016
County honors longtime employees
Dakota County recognized 93 employees this week for their years of service to the county. Employees with 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, and 45 years of service were honored at the regular Dakota County Board of Commissioners meeting. Those honored were: 40 years: Scott Daggett, Terry Peterson,...
February 19, 2016 - 6:14am
January 25, 2016
Libraries have added digitial-media streaming material
For a long time, the Dakota County Library system has been working to become a resource for more than just books and movies. Over the years, it’s added several digital media services that have given library patrons access to things like e-books, audiobook downloads and electronic...
January 25, 2016 - 6:14am